Certificate Workshop: Data Ethics and Skills for Reproduction of Research Findings Using Stata

Pre-Announcement – Africa Centers of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) Project
June 13, 2018
WACCI graduates its first cohort of MPhil students under the ACE Project
July 24, 2018

AAU invites you to its Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training workshop titled Data Ethics and Skills for Reproduction of Research Findings Using Stata in Accra – Ghana, 7th – 10th August, 2018.

The Workshop Concept Note can be Downloaded From Here

The four days training workshop aims at empowering the next generation of African researchers with the appropriate skills and ethics to conduct transparent and reproducible research.

Participants will be introduced to the data landscape of Africa; emerging issues with raw data; best practices for data and code management; and using STATA to validate, analysis and replicate variables.

The core objectives of the workshop is to;

  1. Sensitize participant on various academic research misconducts (ethical issues) as well as the lack of sharing and openness in research.
  2. Expose participants to best practices for research Reproducibility, Replicability and Reanalysis (Pre-registration, Pre-Analysis Plan, Data sharing and the construction of a reproducible and transparent workflow).
  3. Equip participants with the requisite competence in data and code management using STATA as a tool.
  4. Provide participants with the necessary introductory toolset to enable them to carry out efficient data analysis in STATA.

Target Audience

This workshop is invaluable to researchers, academics, postgraduate students, policy makers and staff of statistical institutions (working in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Medicine, Social and Political Sciences, Business Studies, Marketing and Management, Economics and Statistics) wishing to use Stata for applied statistical analysis, and data management.

Prerequisites

  1. Familiarity with computers and a working knowledge of English is required. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge in programming.
  2. To maximize the usefulness of this course, we strongly recommend that participants bring their own laptops with them, to enable them to actively participate in the practical sessions.

Date and Venue

The workshop will take place on: 7th – 10th August, 2018 at the AAU secretariat, Accra – Ghana.

Fees and Registration

  • Students*: $ 200
  • AAU Member Institutions: $ 350
  • Non-member Institutions, Non-Profit/Public, Research Centres: $ 400

*To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year.

Course fees cover: course materials (handouts, Stata do files and datasets to be used during the workshop), a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the course, lunch and coffee breaks.

Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation and travel-related costs, such as flights.

Registration Process

Individuals interested in attending the training workshop, must complete an online registration forms https://www.research.net/r/YJYHS69 by – 30th July, 2018.

The number of participants is limited to 30. Places, will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The course will be officially confirmed, when at least 15 individuals are enrolled.

Principal Facilitator:

Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim – Director of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC)

Useful Texts:

  • Annim, S. K. (2018). Reproducibility of statistical data, academic publications and policy implications: Evidence from Ghana. Data in Brief, 18, 1298–1312
  • The Best Practices for Data and Code Management Manual, Innovations for Poverty Action.
  • A Gentle Introduction to Stata, 5th Ed. Stata Press 2016, (Alan Acock)

Contact Information:

Registration, logistics (accommodation reservation) and visas: Samuel Nyarko Agyapong – sagyapong@aau.org; CC:  Ms Nodumo Dhlamini – ndhlamini@aau.org.

Further details regarding our payment procedure can be found at: https://blog.aau.org/our-bank-details/

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